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The pantheon of orishas: Obatala

He is the father of the Orishas who was sent by Olofin to create the earth and humankind and impose justice in the world. Obatala is the source of all that is pure, calm, ethical, moral and compassionate. He is the owner of white, the head, dreams and thoughts. Firstly, he is respected by all […]

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Santeria : The 24th of sptember is the day of Orisha Obatala

The Virgin of the Mercedes or Our Lady of the Mercedes, also called the Queen of Peace, is one of the advocations of the Virgin Mary.  According to the legend, in 1218 San Pedro Nolazco had a vision of the Blessed Virgin who became known as La Virgen de la Merced, urging him to found […]

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The 25th of june is the day of Oke in the Santeria

Oke is the Orisha of the hill, of the mountains and of the heights, all elevations of the earth. It represents the perfection of the primordial state of man that is born of Olodumare and returns to him. It symbolises the mysteries of Olofin and the firmness of Mother Earth. With it’s Ota (stone), he […]

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Santeria : Ritual to Obatala for the money

Obatalá is the kindly father of all the orishas and all humanity. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. Though it was Olorun who created the universe, it is Obatalá who is the creator of the world and humanity. Obatalá is the source of all that is pure, wise peaceful and compassionate. […]